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The Utah Beer News podcast is an extension of It strives to deliver stories from brewers, breweries, and everyday imbibers who share a passion for craft beer. Founded in 2018, Utah Beer News is written by and for craft beer lovers. It's handcrafted craft beer content to sip and savor.

Apr 25, 2022

The 2022 Lagerpalooza is set for May 7. The two-part event features one of the country’s largest—if not the largest—lager-specific homebrew competition. Plus: The festival portion of Lagerpalooza returns after a Covid-19-imposed hiatus. Judging for the homebrew competition is set to take place on April 30. The all-ages festival starts at noon on May 7 in the parking lot of Bohemian Brewery in Midvale. The lager-focused brewery is located at 94 East Fort Union Boulevard.

Medals will be awarded to homebrew competition winners, KUAA will be playing tunes, and a cornhole tournament is planned. And Johnny the Balloon Guy will be dazzling kids and adults alike with his balloon animal-making skills.

Plus: Plenty of local craft beers will be poured and you’ll have a chance to sip the Best of Show winner from Lagerpalooza 2020 — Nala’s Nectar. Brewed by Chaz Smith, proceeds from the sale of Nala’s Nectar benefit the Davis County Animal Shelter.

Utah Beer News sat down with representatives from Lagerpalooza, which is a collaboration between Bohemian Brewery, Salt City Brew Supply and Bewilder Brewing. We visited with Kelly Schaefer and Sasha Taddie from Bohemian, and Cody McKendrick from Salt City and Bewilder. Chaz Smith also joined us to talk about Nala’s Nectar, which we tasted straight from the tank during our recording.

We recorded this episode on April 7—National Beer Day—at Bohemian Brewery. Thanks to the folks from Lagerpalooza for taking the time to visit. And thank you for listening. If you enjoy this type of storytelling, I’d really appreciate it if you could please leave a review on your podcast platform of choice.

And now, let’s dive in to learn more about Lagerpalooza, as well as Bohemian Brewery, Salt City Brew Supply, and Bewilder Brewing.

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Episode 71 | April 25, 2022